Healthcare Leadership and Innovation

Electronic Death Certificates

  • 1.  Electronic Death Certificates

    Posted 06-05-2020 13:30
    I was just wondering if anyone is using electronic death certificates and would be willing to share their process.  Our state has just begun to use them so I am curious how others have made the switch.



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    Madeleine Morin
    Manager Health Information Services
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  • 2.  RE: Electronic Death Certificates

    Posted 06-06-2020 10:13

    The State of Alabama is requiring Hospitals to provide death certificates electronically. The Funeral Homes and Hospitals were notified in November 2019 of the change. The date for go live was January 1, 2020. This gave the medical staff time to set up in the system. Occasionally we will have a ER physician who has just been privileged that will need to sign up at the last moment due to a death in the ER. The State has notified everyone that  a paper death certificate can take up to 8 weeks to complete.

     

    Donna Crew RHIA

    Director of HIS

    Privacy Officer

    ICD-10 Trainer

    Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center

    P.O. Box 2208

    Anniston, AL  36202-2208

    Cell 205-527-3818

    Telephone:   (256) 235-5373

    Fax: (256) 231-8874

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